Potential scam

By Dave Kirby -

 28 April 2007 16:59

Find attached to this emails from a conman. Needless to say we smelt a rat from the off!

Email 1

Good day, I'm John Solomon by name, I am interested in your advert and I would like to ask some details concerning this item before proceeding with the payment.

1. How long have you owned it?

2. Have you owned it from new? If not how many previous owner?

3. Why are you selling it?

4. In your opnion, what sort of condition is it?

5. Any available photo?

6. Last Price? So, your response to these required information would be highly entertained before proceeding to the next stage.

The method of payment is Cheque.

Kindly email back, if it's still for sale. Hope to hear form you soon.

Best Regards John Solomon

Email 2

From: john solomon  Sent: 27 April 2007 09:48 To: Jean Kirby Subject: PAYMENT DETAILS

Hello Jean Kirby, How was your day ???

Thanks for the information given..Am okay with the price 2,000 Pounds and also the condition of it..and am willing to offer you 2,100 Pounds..I will really appreciate it if you can get back to me with the information below so that the payment can be sent immediately....




As soon as I get this I will forward it to my secretary to send you the payment immediately.

Your quick response to this will be highly appreciated.

What you mean by last price? I mean is it 2,000 Pounds last Regards..

Mrs John Solomon

Email 3

Hello Jean, How are you doing today...


Regard.. Mrs John Solomon

Email 4

Hello Jean Kirby, How are you doing.

Hope everything is going fine on your side.

Am very sorry for getting back late to you.

As a matter fact the deal is on and according to my secretary, he has already sent the cheque out to you (it will arrive by mail). So the payment should arrive in a short while from now.

And once you get it,i guess you know how to handle everything. And please don't bother about any other buyer.

But there was a little problem which I guess we can handle with understanding.

When I contacted my secretary to know may be the cheque as already been sent, I got to know that there was a misinterpretation while sending the cheque.

According to the instruction I gave him, he was suppose to have sent you a cheque of 2,100 Pounds.

But instead,he sent a cheque of (5,000 Pounds ).I

t was a terrible mistake and the cheque is already out for delivery to your location. He claimed that he thought I said he should send you a cheque of 5,000 Pounds (which was the total sum including the shipping ) and not just 2,100 Pounds. 

I know I very well told him to send just 2,100 Pounds but I guess he didnt get it straight.

Because I have some GOODS which I bought in the state. Offwhich have decided the shipping firm we be coming for the picking-up of the GOODS with the Bike am buying from you.

But that should not disturb how own transaction. The deal is on and we will get through it. What will happen is that once you get the cheque you will easily forward the extra (2,900 Pounds) directly to the shippers in cash immediately.

It can be sent via western union Transfer. Originally, I had in mind to collect the money from him and use the money to pay the shipper and to also fix some other things personally. But since, it's now coming to you now, I guess I can be assured in you that you can handle it with trust and have it sent to me.

Hope all is well.

Mail me back immediately, to let me know that I can trust you to handle everything well.

I will be expecting your mail asap.

Best Regards and Stay Blessed

NB Make sure you mail me back immediately you get this message.

I will be expecting your reply Regard.. Mrs John Solomon